Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds

Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds

Why The Best Teachers Change Their Mindsby Terry HeickWhen I first started teaching, I thought essay writing was the ideal form of assessment. If students could “write intelligently” about an idea (or the big idea of a certain academic standard), they understood. If...
What Kind Of Student Should School Produce?

What Kind Of Student Should School Produce?

What Kind Of Student Should School Produce? by Terry Heick What kind of student should school produce? That’s a big question. Let’s backup and look at the recent collision of science and government in the United States as a kind of context. Slate recently published an...
The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand

The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand

The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understandby Grant Wiggins, Authentic EducationI recently wrote that Understanding by Design is agnostic about any specific method or pedagogy. The bottom-line question has to do with validity: given the goals, what follows?...
6 Questions Hattie Didn’t Ask But Could Have

6 Questions Hattie Didn’t Ask But Could Have

6 Questions Hattie Didn’t Ask But Could Haveby Terry HeickIf you’re familiar with John Hattie’s meta-analyses and it hasn’t given you fits, it may be worth a closer look.If you missed it, in 2009, John Hattie released the results of a massive amount of work (work he...
The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation

The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation

The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivationby Iain LancasterHere’s a question we don’t think about often enough: “What motivates students to be engaged at school?”The answers to this vary dramatically and can have a huge impact on each and every student.Let’s start with...